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What are Allergic Reactions?

Allergic Reactions Allergic Reactions such as Bee stings, peanuts, poison ivy, poison oak, and other bug bites or allergic reactions require some medical attention. Allergic Reactions can range from a simple rash to full respiratory collapse resembling an asthma attack. With eMed’s walk-in policy, when you, a friend, or a loved one has Allergic Reactions you can be seen quickly and get the medication you need to stop the reaction. There may be a case that requires additional medical attention in an Emergency Room but most Allergic Reactions can be handled in our office.

Understanding Allergic Reactions…

To understand how allergies might respond to chiropractic treatment, first you need to understand how allergies affect your body. Allergies are the result of an overactive immune system. When unwanted particles enter your body, through eating or breathing, the body responds by attacking them with your immune system. The immune system is made up of all the blood-producing and supporting organs, the lymph system, and the bloodstream. When this system is functioning correctly, the body can defeat most unwanted particles that find their way in. When the immune system is underperforming, these pathogens proliferate and can become a disease or chronic illness.

It is also possible for the immune system to be functioning with too much aggression. When this occurs the body overreacts to certain minor exposures, such as shellfish or ragweed, and this tenacity results in an allergic reaction. Severe allergic reactions can result in anaphylactic shock and death.

The most common form of allergies is of the respiratory variety. When pollen, ragweed, and dust fill the spring and fall air, many patients react with runny noses, stuffed sinuses, and itchy eyes. The traditional treatment for allergies is with an antihistamine such as Claritin.

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